U.S. cybersecurity officials issue notice on Karakurt extortion group

Written by AJ Vicens Jun 2, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A trio of U.S. government agencies on Wednesday issued an advisory with technical details related to the Karakurt data extortion gang,…

Costa Rican president claims collaborators are aiding Conti's ransomware extortion efforts

Written by AJ Vicens May 17, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Collaborators within Costa Rica are helping the notorious Conti ransomware group extort the country’s government, the country’s president said during a…

Costa Rican president begins tenure with ransomware national emergency declaration

Written by AJ Vicens May 9, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The new president of Costa Rica declared a national emergency over the weekend as fallout continues from a late-April ransomware attack.…

Prolific cyber extortion group Karakurt might be a Conti side hustle

Written by AJ Vicens Apr 15, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP In late February, a Ukrainian researcher with longtime access to Conti’s internal chats and files began leaking them online, exposing in…

Conti Ransomware Gang Hits German Wind Turbine Giant Nordex

All of Nordex’s internal IT systems were shut down, and remote access to the turbines was disrupted due to the attack. The infamous pro-Russian Conti ransomware gang managed to forcefully shut down…

New details emerge on prolific Conti-linked cybercrime group

Written by AJ Vicens Mar 17, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP In early September, researchers with Google’s Threat Analysis Group started tracking a financially motivated hacking group exploiting a since-patched Microsoft vulnerability…

Ransomware gang Conti has already bounced back from damage caused by chat leaks, experts say

Written by Suzanne Smalley Mar 7, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A Twitter account known as ContiLeaks debuted to much fanfare in late February, with people around the globe watching as tens of…

Conti chat logs leaked as ransomware gang sides with Russia

The individual responsible for leaking Conti chat logs has warned the ransomware gang that more files will be made public soon. Conti ransomware gang declared its support for Russia soon…

Belarusian hackers launch another attack, adding to chaotic hacktivist activity around Ukraine

Written by AJ Vicens Feb 28, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A group of Belarusian hackers and IT specialists claimed Sunday that they’d attacked the Belarusian Railways in an attempt to “slow…

TrickBot malware suddenly got quiet, researchers say, but it's hardly the end for its operators

Written by Joe Warminsky Feb 25, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The operators of TrickBot have essentially shut down the notorious malware, multiple reports say, but evidence suggests the gang has begun…